to 14 Leonard
Humphries appears to have left the Fire Department by 1943.
He died on February 22, 1947. The Humphries' were still living
at the Leonard
Avenue address when the 1947 Directory was compiled, but
apparently David W.
Humphries, moved to 208 North
35th Street shortly thereafter.
W. Humphries attended school through the 9th grade and then,
like the majority of boys of his time in Camden, went to work.
The 1947 City Directory
states he was an apprentice, but does not say where or for what
W. Humphries was appointed to the Camden Fire Department
on December 30, 1950. He reported for duty the following day to
Ladder Company 3 at North 27th Street and
Federal Street in
Camden. He was by this
time married and was living at 208 South
the time of his appointment to the Fire Department and his
death in 1974 David W. Humphries does not appear in any New Jersey
Bell Telephone Directories. Fire Department records indicate that
he lived at 206 South
35th Street, 113
and 121 South
35th Street, but the dates he lived at these addresses are
not noted. His mother, Rhoda Humphries is listed at 3017 Mickle
Street in the 1956 and 1959 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Directories. She died in September 1,1964 and was buried next to
her husband at Beverly National Cemetery.
his career with the Camden Fire Department, David Humphries
received a citation for the rescue of three children.
W. Humphries passed away on April 19, 1974.
W. Humphries' uncle, Elwood R. Humphries, was a Camden police
officer from the late 1920s into early 1940s.